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The DC Code: § 42-1601 Writ of waste; lease forfeited for waste and lessee to pay treble damages.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)

A man from henceforth shall have a writ of waste in the chancery against him that holdeth by law, or otherwise for term of life, or for term of years; and he which shall be attainted of waste, shall lease the thing that he hath wasted, and moreover shall recompense thrice so much as the waste shall be taxed at.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 45-1201. 1973 Ed., § 45-1301. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-292 deleted ", or in dower" following "for term of years". Legislative History of Laws Law 1-87, the "Anti-Sex Discriminatory Language Act," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 1-36, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and Criminal Law. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 15, 1976, and June 29, 1976, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 27, 1976, it was assigned Act No. 1-143 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For Law 13-292, see notes following § 42-1207. DC CODE § 42-1601 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(6 Edw. 1, ch. 5, § 1, 1278; Kilty's Rep. 211; Alex. Br. Stat. 83; Comp. Stat. D.C., 319, § 21; Oct. 1, 1976, D.C. Law 1-87, § 41, 23 DCR 2544; Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-292, § 804, 48 DCR 2087.)